Listening:  The Inner Landscape of Beauty

Looking:  Dorothea Lange”s Ireland

“The human soul does not merely hunger for beauty, John O’Donohue believed, we feel most alive in the presence of what is beautiful. It returns us often in fleeting but sustaining moments, he said, to our highest selves. And a neglect of beauty, he believed, is at the heart of our deepest modern crises.”

Krista Tippett on her conversation with John O’Donohue on The Inner Landscape of Beauty

“I think that beauty is not a luxury, but I think that it ennobles the heart and reminds us of the infinity that is within us.” – John O’Donohue 1956-2008

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  1. Suzy Goodelman

    Yes yes and yes! Thank you for this post. I feel this so strongly inside myself and yet it’s so, so deeply personal, that I struggle to put it into words. As a visual artist, I put it more easily into form and surface. It’s wonderful to have someone verbalize it so gracefully and eloquently. Thank you for this.